(from Carlsson Press
Release) Right hand drive for English aristocratic family:
Carlsson CLS CK63 RS and Carlsson SLK
conversion at Manor house "Gut Wiesenhof" upon client's request
Finest Carlsson NAPPA EXCLUSIVE leather interior
Innovative light alloy wheel design 1/10 up to 20 inches
V8-Biturbo with up to 649 hp (477 kW) and 900 Nm for the CK63
Carlsson introduces two new vehicle models based on the
Mercedes-Benz CLS (type C 218) and the Mercedes Benz SLK (R172).
They have been built as right-hand drive models upon the request of
an English aristocratic family at Carlsson's manor house "Gut
Wiesenhof" in Merzig, Germany.
silhouette of the CLS was received by the automobile manufacturer
and refined with a comprehensive aerodynamic package. The new front
spoiler and front spoiler lip RS made of real carbon ensure an agile
appearance of the luxury sedan, and this look is supported by the
black steel grille inserts. The rear spoiler and the rear apron
insert with its integrated Carlsson RS rear diffuser made of real
carbon fibre add extra downforce and thus provide more stable road
holding even at high speeds. The vehicle's performance is also
impressive: Under the stretched bonnet of the top version CK63 RS,
which is based on the CLS 63 AMG with performance package, Carlsson
optimised the engine to 649 hp (477 kW) instead of its standard 557
hp (410 kW). The maximum torque has been increased from 800 to 900
Nm at 2000 - 4500 rpm. Thus, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h was
reduced from 4.3 sec to 4.1 sec.
And with that, the
complete Carlsson sports exhaust system with four oval tailpipes
made of stainless steel produces a roaring sound. For the smaller
petrol and diesel engines of the C 218, Carlsson offers advanced
technology and performance improvements that come with the standard
Carlsson factory warranty of three years. For example, the Carlsson
CK50 based on the CLS 500 has now 475 hp (349 kW) and 687 Nm of
torque instead of the standard 408 hp (300 kW) and 600 Nm. With its
alloy wheels, Carlsson Design 1/10 to 20 inches, the automobile
manufacturer from "Gut Wiesenhof" is testing new grounds in the
wheel design. Due to the complex manufacturing process, the forged
wheel 1/10 Ultra Light has a weight advantage of 40 percent compared
to conventional wheels with a higher standard strength and
significantly improved concentricity. Alternatively, the wheel
design 1/10 is also available as cast wheel in the variants
Brilliant Edition, Graphite Edition and Titanium Edition.
The interior refinement of both models is the absolute climax: The
automobile manufacturer Carlsson maintains its traditional
craftsmanship using the finest materials such as leather, the finest
Alcantara, carbon fiber, fine natural woods and various other
exclusive natural materials. The choice of materials and superior
execution attest to the uncompromising quality of the company-own
upholstery department. The front seats, including the seats' back
panels are reupholstered using Carlsson NAPPA EXCLUSIVE. In the CLS
the back bench, as well as all two/four door panels received the
same treatment. This vat-pigmented leather offers the feel of a fine
leather glove and with a thickness of 1 to 1.4 mm is particularly
resilient. Thanks to the sophisticated tanning process, the pores of
the hide remain intact and thus prevent the effect known as heat
accumulation. Even in the winter time, this natural material adapts
immediately to the individual's body temperature.
components, such as velour floor mats with the Carlsson logo, scuff
plates with blue illuminated Carlsson logo and polished aluminium
door locking pins finish off the vehicle's interior.
In general, the sky is the limit when it comes to the wealth of
variety available for the interior: The fine leather work ranges
from various forms and types of perforation to the individual
colouring of the hides to combinations of different materials like
leather and Alcantara with matching stitching and decorative piping.
All Carlsson NAPPA products are exclusively made from Central
European raw materials and come from German production lines.
Carlsson also takes environmental responsibility seriously; because
the water needed for the production leaves the tannery in drinking
With the comprehensive customization program, the automobile
manufacturer once again demonstrates its keen sense of the stylistic
features of Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to the refinement by Carlsson, the
standard-production, yet elegant CLS and the sporty SLK become truly
unique individual vehicles.
Of the course, for all
components of this finishing process, the three-year Carlsson
factory warranty applies up to 100,000 km; and a TÜV certificate is
always included, so the components can be easily entered into the
registration papers. "Each year, approximately 150 vehicles make it
through our workshop, costing between 5,000 to 85,000 . Each
vehicle finished upon our clients special request", says Markus
Schuster, CEO of the Automobile Manufacture Carlsson Autotechnik.